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It’s so true that it has become a cliche: If you want to make a relationship work, you need to communicate. We often forget that. We become so used to saying things that we just sort of blurt them out without really giving any thought to how the other person is going to perceive them.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, two Mercury aspects will make the entire week a good time to find new ways to communicate what it is that you really want and really need. First, Mercury sextile Neptune brings a depth, a gentleness, and a soulfulness to your thoughts and ideas that can be perfect for writing a love letter, reaching out and letting someone know you care, or smoothing over the ruffled nerves of a loved one. Mercury opposite Jupiter will give you and others the urge to communicate more, and with more gusto. Even though these are fairly good conditions for speaking your mind, keep in mind that an opposition from Jupiter can make any planet overdo it. Literally and figuratively, don’t be afraid to edit yourself a little.

Assisting with this urge to express yourself is Wednesday’s Sun trine Mars, which should find your energy levels and your mood both running fairly high. Take advantage of that energy while it lasts. (Great for date night.) The excellent Mercury momentum carries on for the rest of the week. On Friday, Mercury trine Pluto is exact, so whatever it is you wanted to convey to others, you can add some impact to the bountiful words and soulful thoughts that Jupiter and Neptune are imparting.

If you are afraid that this week’s romantic astrological outlook was all talk and no action, think again. Friday is also the day Jupiter trine Neptune is exact, and that particularly powerful aspect holds sway over both this week and next week. Jupiter in Scorpio seeks death and deeper understanding and committed relationships, and Neptune in Pisces is always looking for the gateway to a higher reality. When you put the two of those together in an aspect, what you get will be, for many of you, a unique opportunity to take your relationship to the next level, or to dig deep within yourself to figure out what it is you really want, how you can get it, or whether or not you’ve been fooling yourself all along.

Hey: let’s set aside the whole “love and romance” angle here for a second. Mars square Uranus (with Uranus still freshly in Taurus) is still in effect from last week, and no matter what your relationship status, your nerves are likely a bit jangled, or you’ve had to dodge a few more bullets than usual from others. Jupiter trine Uranus is an ideal time to relax and get in contact with the higher meaning in your life. My recommended technique for that? Margaritas in a hot tub. Try it. It works. Besides, Venus opposite Saturn is exact on Saturday, so it might be a better weekend for inner peace than a dinner date.

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The biggest astrological event of the year happens on Tuesday, when Uranus enters Taurus. It’s a bit ironic that big news like that won’t take up too much space within the context of a weekly romance forecast. That would be a bit like someone looking for advice on how to repair their toilet and getting a lecture on the entire history of indoor plumbing. Suffice to say though that if you have Scorpio or Capricorn rising, the next few months will see the beginning of an exciting New Era in your love life, and if you have Leo rising, get ready for your career to become a thrill ride.

Wait a minute! Uranus is the rebel of the solar system… so in that spirit, I’m going to make this weekly forecast as much about Uranus as possible. Sure, Mercury trine Saturn is exact on Friday, and that should make your communications clear and precise. But, big deal, am I right? “Clear and precise” aren’t terribly romantic sounding, are they? Good thing Uranus will be livening up your human relations this week, otherwise things would be pretty mundane.

The biggest and most significant astrological aspect this week is Mars square Uranus, which has an influence on the entire week. While everyone was distracted by The Uranus Show, Mars slipped quietly into Aquarius. Normally this would be worthy of the focus of an entire week’s romance forecast, as Mars rules the sex drive, and Mars in Aquarius can make for some very exciting times that way. It’s just as goal-oriented as Mars in Capricorn but is less afraid to mix things up and keep it lively.

What’s really turning up the sexual energy to 11 this week is the fact that Mars is square Uranus. Remember that Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, and that sign already has a reputation for keeping things freaky. On the one hand, this can be a great time to shake up your sexual routine. On the other hand, many will find that their drives and desires are getting out of hand or getting frustrated. Just do your best to roll with the punches and try not to overstep your boundaries with anyone. This of course also includes arguing with others.

So with all the hormonal hub-bub going on, the true romantics among you may be asking, “Where is the love?” Or, in astrological terms, “What’s Venus up to?” And yes, even the Goddess of Love is getting in on the Uranus bandwagon this week. Venus enters Cancer on Saturday, soothing those jangled nerves and offering a classic, girl-next-door kind of love. Hey… you remember that girl next door? Yeah, it turns out she went off to college and hooked up with Uranus, and the last anyone heard of her she was living with three guys in a commune in Borneo. That’s the sort of effect that Venus sextile Uranus can have. What a great setup for a weekend!

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Squares have a reputation for being the most difficult of aspects. Trines and sextiles like to play nice, conjunctions are powerful, and oppositions always have a chance to work out their differences together. But the power of the square is not to be ignored, and this week sees three important square aspects that are likely to have a direct bearing on relationships.

Suppose you cooked a meal for all the aspects. The trine and sextile would say it was delicious (but you might secretly suspect that they’re just being polite), the conjunction would dive in and eat it all up without further comment, and the opposition would likely spend most of the meal discussing your cooking technique. But the square? The square would either wolf it all down enthusiastically (followed by a burp) or turn up its nose and makes gagging noises. Either way though, there would be no guesswork as to how your meal turned out.

The tone is set in the early part of the week by two important squares to personal planets. First on Monday, Mercury square Pluto will make everyone’s thoughts and communications a little more demanding and more insistent. That sort of thing is great for dashing off an impulsive love letter or sext, but even if the motivation behind what’s being said is good, the technique or the timing can be off.

This takes on particular importance when you consider that Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, and Monday’s second square involves Venus in Gemini in a square to Neptune. Venus square Neptune is dewy-eyed, romantic, and sometimes indiscriminate to a fault. It’s a great buzz but it can potentially lead you down the wrong romantic path without realizing it, and since Mercury is tied up in that square with Pluto, Venus in Gemini may not be as discerning as it normally might be.

If conditions aren’t optimum for making perfectly brilliant romantic decisions this week, at least you should be able to have a bit of fun with things. On Tuesday night, Sun opposite Jupiter lends everything a nice bouncy mood, and will likely be good for lifting your spirits and socializing. Further turning up the good feelings is Sun trine Pluto, which is exact on Friday. Try to focus on that feeling, because on Saturday Mercury square Mars acts as a bit of a re-run of Monday’s Mercury-Pluto communications hazards, and on Sunday Mercury conjunct Uranus might make you even more insistent on sharing your insights (or as others may see it, “running your mouth”). So be careful, or — ah, to heck with it. The Moon is in Aries for most of the weekend, so why not adopt the Aries “go large or go home” attitude?

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Any decent relationship requires some adjustments. You know that if you want to go to the opera next week, you’re going to have to spend this weekend at the monster truck show. That’s perfectly understandable, but it isn’t a terribly comforting consolation at the time when you’re covering your ears to avoid permanent hearing damage from Truckasaurus, someone is spilling their beer on you and looking at you like it’s your fault, and someone else is aiming for your head with the T-shirt launcher.

These compromises are a little like the quincunx. The quincunx is a relatively minor aspect, but it’s annoying enough that it gets more than its fair share of attention. And there are two quincunxes driving your relations this week.

On Tuesday, Venus quincunx Saturn might make for some particularly awkward or untenable positions in your love life… and I don’t just mean sexually (although admittedly that too could be part of it). Romantically, and with your appetites in general, this could be a week of not quite getting what you want, or getting it a day late and a dollar short. There is no reason to expect this to spell disaster for your love life, but if things have been strained of late this could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

When things go wrong in your love life, the usual advice is to talk things out. This week, that approach might not work all that well either. Mercury quincunx Jupiter (which is exact on Saturday) certainly has everyone feeling talkative, but keep in mind that some parrots are pretty talkative too. Do you really want to be taking relationship advice from a parrot?

Worst case scenario: there’s always the chance to get out for Date Night on the weekend and patch things up. The Moon will be in Capricorn and Aquarius. Those may not be the most romantic places for the Moon to be, but it’s excellent for setting a tone of repair, responsibility, and re-dedication to a higher ideal.

So yes, there will be plenty of compromises called for this week, but not necessarily any serious drama. And you better play along, because next week Venus square Neptune is bound to make your love life even wobblier, and Mercury square Pluto is much better suited to shouting and squabbling than it is to meaningful, constructive dialogue… so you’d better rack up some brownie points for good behavior now while you can.

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Mars, Saturn, and Pluto are all big players this week. There’s no reason to panic, though: for many of you, this could be an excellent week for both romance and for making important breakthroughs in your life.

Mars sextile Jupiter on Tuesday influences the entire week. This is a great time to be energetic, do some spring cleaning, and maybe have a little more sex than usual. Often a Mars transit can be a little uncomfortable… like drinking too many espressos… but this one is relatively pleasant.

Be careful not to use this week’s Mars energy to start talking back to the boss or griping at those who do not deserve it. Mercury square Saturn on Wednesday can make you a little more prone than usual to badly-phrased or ill-timed statements or email.

Pluto has just recently turned retrograde, and is thus particularly strong right now. That’s what makes Thursday’s Mars conjunct Pluto scarier than usual. Don’t panic though, because this energy can be used to constructively breakdown some long-standing obstacles. Pay particular attention to any area of your life that has been stressed for the last year or two: This week, Mars amplifies the effects of the Pluto transit that has likely been the cause of your issues. There is also an eclipse coming up in July and that is directly opposite this point, and the big Saturn-Pluto conjunction of late 2019/early 2020 is also happening at almost exactly the same spot. For many people, this will be an incredibly useful time, and for others it will be time to tear their hair out. If you’ve been in the latter category for the last year or two because of Pluto, prepare to batten down the hatches and brace yourself.

Either your sex drive or that of someone potentially close to you is likely to be turned up to 11 this weekend, because that’s when there is a Full Moon in Scorpio. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio, and Pluto is the traditional ruler of Scorpio. When the two of them get together under a full moon like this, the results could be spectacular. Whether that’s spectacularly sexy or spectacularly grouchy is up to you. Make the best of it. If nothing else, a Full Moon in Scorpio is a great time to kick back at home and watch a horror movie or two, in the event you are afraid of going out and turning your personal life into a horror movie. One potential saving grace is that on Sunday, Sun trine Saturn will be exact, minimizing the kind of potential ego damage that often leads to fights… so maybe it won’t be so scary after all.

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An important part of this week’s astrological action actually happened last week but carries over throughout this week, and lucky you: the news is mostly good for romantic and sexual attraction. Jupiter sextile Pluto is making everyone a little more aroused than usual, and that can lead to some great beginnings in your love life, or to pumping more life into your current love connection.

No less than three major astrological events are coming together this Tuesday that can make for powerful changes in your life. First of all, Venus opposite Jupiter will make for strong and intense attractions, whether it is to your current mate, or to someone new, or the dessert table at the buffet. Now is not the best time to hold back with either your heart or your wallet, even if that’s what reason and common sense dictate. And what do reason and common sense have to do with romance, anyway?

Much of the drive for affection and overspending and breaking your diet this week comes from Venus trine Pluto, which is also exact on Tuesday. Used consciously, this is a great time to woo and win a potential partner. Of course, there are also unwise ways to spend this energy, but let’s be honest: even those are kind of fun.

Tuesday also sees Chiron entering Aries. This is far too big and important an event to cover within the context of a weekly forecast, but I will tell you this much: if you are a member of the Chiron in Pisces generation (which is most of the 1960s) congratulations… you have made it through one of life’s major transits. You are now officially entitled to yell at those kids to get off your lawn. You’ve earned it.

Pluto turns retrograde on Sunday. Although astrology fans are conditioned to think that retrogrades are a bit less useful than when planets are moving forward, that isn’t necessarily the case. Retrograde periods offer us the opportunity to rethink things. Pluto retrograde gives us a chance to go deep within and explore the life and death issues the drive us all every day, whether we want to admit it or not.

The weekend’s most important aspect is one that isn’t exact until next week. Mars sextile Jupiter comes into play in time for the weekend. That will give you an opportunity to put your energy to good use towards making your life a better place, and yes, that includes your love life. This is an opportunity that you do not want to let slip away. You know what needs changing, and you know what the challenges are. Now go face them!

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Good news, romance fans! If it’s new love you’re looking for, or if you’re looking to make an existing bond deeper, this week’s transits set the stage for it. When Venus has a good week, play along with her!

The week begins under the waning influence of Venus trine Saturn, and that’s probably a good thing. You may need some of that kindness and constructive attitude to deal with your co-workers on Tuesday night, when Sun square Pluto makes everyone a little more self-important and a little more dangerous than usual. You may find that your connection with others gets strained.

Of course, one way to undo the damage in an interpersonal relationship is to pour a little love on it. Sometimes that means compassion, and sometimes that means sex. If you find yourself in a situation that can be improved by a little physical contact, Venus trine Mars — which is also exact Tuesday night but is an influence throughout the week — is here to help you with that. All else being equal, a Venus-Mars aspect tends to make people a little more touchy-feely and a little hornier.

On the other hand, one needs to be a bit realistic when using that sort of energy. Another technically good aspect happening this week has an unfortunate downside: it may cause you to fall into an emotional trap with someone where otherwise you would know better. Venus sextile Neptune is exact Wednesday night. It’s entirely possible to fall in love with someone, but it’s also possible to fall in love with love itself and to subconsciously attach that feeling to the wrong person. As potential emotional traps go, however, this one is pretty sweet.

All of this sets the stage for a lot of potential romantic drama on the weekend. The biggest aspect of the week is exact on Saturday: Jupiter sextile Pluto makes both this week and next week an excellent time for you to take a look at the big picture going on in your life, especially when it comes to your relationships and commitments. It’s also a great time to pray, meditate, or take on any project that will make both you and the world a better person/place to be.

When all else fails, sometimes what is needed is a fresh start. Astrologically, a New Moon is an excellent time to dedicate yourself to a new goal, and Sunday gives us that opportunity with a New Moon in Aries. Everyone deserves a fresh start now and then, and Aries — first and boldest of the twelve signs — is all about new beginnings. Seize the day!

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It’s a week full of some challenging aspects for love and romance in general, but if you and your partner are committed to the common cause of your relationship, not only will you make it through, but the Zodiac has a pleasant surprise for you at the end of the week.

The week begins with Mars conjunct Saturn in Capricorn, which has been in effect for a few days now and will carry on throughout the week. In theory, this energy can be an incredibly useful workhorse for achieving your goals and making your plans come together. In practice though, it often brings stubbornness and crankiness and unnecessary conflicts that can be surprisingly difficult to untangle. If nothing else, pay close attention to what happens in your life on Monday and Tuesday, because this Mars-Saturn conjunction is happening closely opposite the July Solar Eclipse and within a degree of the exact location where the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of late 2019 is occurring. The events in your life early this week could provide an interesting sneak peek as to what you can expect from those two future occurrences.

Mercury, still retrograde until April 15th, interacts with this conjunction in some potentially unpleasant ways. First on Wednesday comes Mercury square Mars. This aspect usually brings with it some sort of verbal nastiness and difficulty when it comes to concentrating on fine details. If someone in your life genuinely needs to be shouted at, now is the time. Otherwise, it might be best if you simply keep your trap shut.

Not helping things any is Mercury square Saturn on Thursday. Whereas the Mars aspect tends to make your words and thoughts sharp and pointy and dangerous, the square from Saturn adds a chilling and distant effect. Losing your temper and telling off a loved one is bad enough, but Saturn can give your words a lingering impact.

Could I possibly be more clear about how to handle your closest relationships this week? If anything is bothering you, think before you speak. Then think again. And if a loved one verbally loses it with you? Keep the aspects in mind and try to be forgiving.

So, having read this forecast carefully and applied all the warnings, your relationship survived the week, didn’t it? Good. Here’s your reward: Venus trine Saturn is exact on Saturday, but it’s been lending you a hand for the last few days and will continue to do so for the next few days of next week. Whether you did any damage to your love life or not this week, this aspect lends stability to your affections and your relationships. Venus trine Saturn is an excellent peacekeeper and peacemaker, and the Moon joins Saturn in Capricorn on Saturday… So get out there on date night (Saturday) and play nicely with each other.

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First off, let’s make one thing clear: Mercury is still retrograde and will stay that way until April 15th. The reason I’m emphasizing this point this week is that Mercury in Aries is not a big fan of patiently choosing its words or doing careful proofreading in the first place. Don’t just rely on your spell checker. Why? Because yew can sea awl the words eye rote hear Ahr spelt wright, butt yule no their offal wen yew reed them.

Part of the reason for ill-advised or poorly thought-out communications may be that you are feeling unsatisfied with the love and affection that you are receiving, even if your situation isn’t actually that bad. This sort of thing can happen when Venus is conjunct Uranus, which is exact on Wednesday but fills the entire week with strange and unusual attractions, whether they are appropriate or not. This can be a great time to liven up your love life or shake up your diet, or possibly end up in bed with the wrong person for the wrong reason. Or is that the right person for the wrong reason? Maybe it’s the wrong person for the right reason after all. In any case, Venus conjunct Uranus is one of those times when people tend to use “the heart wants what the heart wants” as an excuse a lot.

Sometimes those newly launched but poorly thought-out attractions can be a way to just shore up your ego when it’s feeling a little bruised, and Sun square Saturn is providing the conditions for a lot of that. Again, be careful how you fulfill your appetites.

Don’t worry though: none of this means that the weekend dating scene is doomed to either failure or merely temporary victories. Venus enters Taurus on Saturday and stays there until April 24th. Since Venus rules Taurus, this can be considered an excellent time for romance and affection in general. Venus in Taurus is both loving and fairly stable. Venus in Taurus also loves parking itself next to the buffet table and not moving all day long, so if you’re watching what you eat, watch it especially carefully in the next month or so.

Saturday also brings us a Full Moon in Libra. Libra has a strong association with relationships in general, and a Full Moon has strong association with moods and attitudes going completely off the rails. How this will translate into practical terms in your case is up to you and your personal situation, but in general I would warn you not to propose to any strangers, no matter how beautiful they may seem. Remember what I told you what Mercury retrograde? Yeah… maybe you’re just not thinking things through.

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